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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Colen Campbell

1676-1729

 
 
Colen Campbell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
1. Colen Campbell Marker
Inscription.
Architect
and Author of
Vitruvius Britannicus
lived and died
here

 
Erected 1977 by Greater London Council.
 
Location. 51° 30.757′ N, 0° 8.948′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Brook Street and Gilbert Street, on the left when traveling east on Brook Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 76 Brook Street, City of Westminster, England W1K 5EF, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bee Gees (a few steps from this marker); John Adams (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir Alexander Korda (about 180 meters away); Ernest Bevin (about 180 meters away); Ann Oldfield (about 180 meters away); Sir Frederick Handley Page (about 210 meters away); George Frideric Handel (about 210 meters away); Jimi Hendrix (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  Colen Campbell (Wikipedia). "Colen Campbell (15 June 1676 – 13 September 1729) was a pioneering Scottish architect and architectural writer, credited as a founder of the Georgian style. For
Colen Campbell Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
2. Colen Campbell Marker - Wide View
most of his career, he resided in Italy and England....His major published work, Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect... appeared in three volumes between 1715 and 1725. (Further volumes using the successful title were assembled by Woolfe and Gandon, and published in 1767 and 1771.) Vitruvius Britannicus was the first architectural work to originate in England since John Shute's Elizabethan First Groundes. In the empirical vein, it was not a treatise but basically a catalogue of design, containing engravings of English buildings by Inigo Jones and Sir Christopher Wren, as well as Campbell himself and other prominent architects of the era....In the introduction that he appended and in the brief descriptions, Campbell belaboured the "excesses" of Baroque style and declared British independence from foreigners..." (Submitted on October 27, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Architecture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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